Homemade Macaroni & Cheese is a great alternative to the boxed kind. Much better for you, it is cheesy, creamy and delicious. Classic comfort food!

Homemade Macaroni & Cheese

Making Homemade Macaroni & Cheese is easy!

Homemade Macaroni & Cheese is actually pretty simple. Monterrey Jack cheese and paprika make this version a little different than what you might be used to.

It is easier than you think to make this yummy comfort food. While the boxed variety of this dish is good if you are short on time, or the kids are making it themselves, this is a great alternative to sort of “adultify” it.

Homemade Macaroni & Cheese is a great alternative to the boxed kind. Much better for you, it is cheesy, creamy and delicious. Classic comfort food!This dish would stand on its own as the main course. But if you would like to serve it as a side dish, it would go great with this Lemon Pepper Chicken, or these Turkey Avocado BLT‘s.Homemade Macaroni & Cheese is a great alternative to the boxed kind. Much better for you, it is cheesy, creamy and delicious. Classic comfort food!

I shop at Walmart a lot, as you can tell from this picture of ingredients. Walmart and Aldi are the only options, where I live, for affordable groceries. This dish comes out really good, even using Great Value products.

I usually buy the cheapest version of a product and try it. If I like it then I will buy it whenever possible. There are many generic products that I use, and there are many products that I only buy my favorite name brand. I don’t see anything wrong with saving money if I am happy with the quality.

Macaroni & Cheese

Homemade Macaroni & Cheese is a great alternative to the boxed kind. Much better for you, it is cheesy, creamy and delicious. Classic comfort food! You might also like:

  • Prep Time: 5m
  • Cook Time: 20m
  • Total Time: 25m
  • Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 pound elbow macaroni
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups whole milk (low-fat does not work well in this recipe)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups Monterrey Jack cheese, shredded
  • Monterrey Jack & Colby cheese blend, finley shredded, for topping

Instructions

  1. Cook macaroni according to package directions.
  2. In a medium saucepan melt the butter over medium heat. Add the flour and cook for about a minute. Whisk in milk and cook until thick and bubbly.
  3. Add salt, paprika, and pepper and stir until well combined. Whisk in Monterrey Jack cheese until melted and mixture thickens.
  4. Mix with macaroni noodles and top with the desired amount of shredded Monterrey Jack & Colby cheese blend.

Homemade Macaroni & Cheese is a great alternative to the boxed kind. Much better for you, it is cheesy, creamy and delicious. Classic comfort food!

 

  • Himanshu Gupta September 19, 2017 at 3:58 am

    These look so delicious. Will try out this Sunday

    Thanks mate

    Reply
    • Mindy Boyd September 20, 2017 at 11:53 am

      Your welcome, thanks!

      Reply
  • josh November 22, 2016 at 11:55 am

    Yum! Mac & cheese is soooo much better, when it doesn’t come in a box.

    Reply
    • Mindy Boyd November 22, 2016 at 1:41 pm

      I know, right?! Thanks

      Reply
  • Sharmila -The Happiefriends Potpourri Corner August 25, 2016 at 9:34 am

    Lovely Share Mindy..

    Reply
    • Mindy Boyd August 25, 2016 at 11:21 am

      Thank you!

      Reply
  • Angie@Angie's Recipes August 24, 2016 at 11:30 am

    I love this adultified version with Monterrey Jack and paprika. It looks super duper delicious, Mindy.

    Reply
    • Mindy Boyd August 24, 2016 at 11:37 am

      Thanks, the kids (they are teenagers) loved it too!

      Reply
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